The Mongolian Conspiracy
Rafael Bernal & Katherine Silver
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A gripping and hilarious 1960s Mexico City noir
Only a couple of days before the state visit of the President of the United States, Filiberto García — an impeccably groomed "gun for hire," ex-Mexican revolutionary, and classic anti-hero — is recruited by the Mexican police to discover how much truth there might be to KGB and FBI reports of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Soviet and American presidents during the unveiling of a statue.
García kills various bad guys as he searches for clues in the opium dens, curio shops, and Cantonese restaurants of Mexico City’s Chinatown — clues that appear to point not to Mongolia, but to Cuba. Yet as the bodies pile up, he begins to find traces of slimy political dealings: are local gears grinding away in these machinations of an "international incident"? Pulsating behind the smokescreen of this classic noir are fierce curses, a shockingly innocent affair,smoldering dialog, and unforgettable riffs about the meaning of life, the Mexican Revolution, women, and the best gun to use for close-range killing.
A great read! But backwords?
I currently live in the neighborhood this takes place in. Bernal brilliantly captures the essence of this place in this gripping crime drama narrated with a sense of humor that kept me smiling.
But why do the pages in this iBook turn right to left? My other books turn left to right like they're supposed to. Including the Spanish version of this one.